Could organizations use the OrgWise Assessment as a team building effort?


Yes. Any organizational change process requires the engagement of the people it will involve and affect. Hence let your colleagues, managers, staff

For our purposes, staff refers to agency employees who are neither managers nor executive directors.

and boardYour board of directors provides governance to your organization. members know about the self-assessment. Let them know what you are doing and why. Let them know what to expect, and how they can be involved.

There likely are people in your organization who have more insight into some sections of the self-assessment than you do. Use that – involving key people in responding to the indicators

Evidence or measures that show that a certain condition exists or certain results have or have not been achieved. They tell you how much progress has been made toward the intended goals, objectives, outputs or outcomes. Here, indicators are the practical and measurable markers that monitor specific aspects of a standard. Meeting certain indicators means the achievement of some level of the standard.

will improve the quality of your answers, and thus the quality of the picture OrgWise gives you- of how your organization is doing. Here are some more examples of how to use OrgWise Assessment as team building:

Education and team building: Other users have found that they learned a lot from sharing opinions, and from hearing other peoples’ perspectives. You may find new insight into your organization. You may also find opportunities for educating people – board members, for example – about your organization, its strengths, and the issues you face.

Improving communication: Involving people in the self-assessment process can also be good for communication within your organization. Using the process as a time to talk and weigh in about organizational issues can be a starting point for open dialogue about your organizational capacityA multi‐faceted concept referring broadly to an organization’s power, strength, and ability to grow, develop, and accomplish its goals. Elements of capacity can include knowledge, people and resources. strengths and challenges.

Building investment in change: This is about buy-in again – people are often quicker to mobilize to participate in change when they’ve identified the needs themselves. Everyone likes to feel that their input is valued and spurs action.